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Immigrants must earn right to be Americans

| Houston Chronicle | October 11, 2011

There are probably many Houstonians who don’t really care about the Columbus Day holiday we observed this week, other than for the fact that it may have given them a three-day weekend.  Or, they were a little annoyed because the mail didn’t come and their bank wasn’t open. There were probably others who resent a…

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A Banquet to Benefit the Convent of St. Thekla in Houston, Texas

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America | October 17, 2009

On Saturday, October 17, 2009, St George Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas presented a Special Banquet honoring His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP and the Archdiocese Board of Trustees to benefit the Convent of St Thekla.  His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP, His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN, His Grace, Bishop ALEXANDER, and members of the Board of Trustees were among…

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In a Father’s Footsteps: Fares family commits $250,000 to advance neurological research

Angela Dolder | Texas Children's Hospital | July 1, 2008

Nijad I. Fares learned early on that giving to others is an important aspect of life—it’s a lesson he attributes to his father, Issam. True to his father’s vision, Fares and his wife, Zeina, have given back in a big way, committing $250,000 to the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. The…

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